Albers is accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. As of July 2014, less than five percent of the world’s business schools and less than one third of U.S. business schools have achieved business accreditation from AACSB.
week is just around the corner and I am currently in the midst of finishing
what has been an awesome quarter in the Bridge MBA program. From analyzing
international economies, to learning the differences between financial and
managerial accounting, I have developed a great amount of knowledge in a ten
week span. Let’s just say, graduate school has proven to be everything it is cracked
up to be.
challenging, engaging, and collaborative; these are only a few of the words
that come to mind when defining the first quarter of graduate school. Fun may
come off as a cliché word to describe the first quarter of an inaugural
graduate school program, but I am being honest when I say this quarter has been
fun and enjoyable. Following the retreat in mid-September, where my classmates
and I got a head start on getting to know one another, class has been a
comfortable environment where learning is enhanced by everyone’s willingness to
coming to class early has been fun. Yes that is not a typo—coming to class
early has in fact been fun. Gone are the days where I found myself five minutes
early to class waiting in silence while fellow classmates filled the seats only
to not talk to one another. These days, my classmates and I show up thirty
minutes early, engage in conversations, eat lunch together, and continue our conversations
after class by grabbing a drink somewhere. The relationships I have developed
with my classmates have been an unexpected part of the Bridge MBA program, but
something I am very thankful for. In addition to being fun, the quarter has
also been challenging as learning business principles is no easy task. Having an entire class there to support one
another is unbeatable. We help each other when help is needed and we remind each
other of due dates when they approach.
are many concepts I have learned this quarter in regards to business. One of
these concepts is that cohesive teams are the most productive teams. With this
concept in mind and finals week fast approaching, one can expect a lot of productivity
from the Bridge MBA cohort.
By: Roger Pierce